Drew Gustafson scored his 1,000 varsity career point Friday night, Jan. 4, against Maple Lake.
By Pat Garry, Staff Writer
The Cubs had some difficulties on the courts last week, but they played hard and stayed composed. Facing a 45-point halftime deficit Thursday, Jan. 3, versus a formidable Litchfield squad. The Cubs fought back and made up 20 points, en route to their inevitable 70-45 loss. Victims of untimely scoring, Kimball dropped a close contest to Maple Lake Friday, 60-54.
(Litchfield Game) Kimball Scoring: Drew Gustafson, 18 points; Zachary Streit, 8 points; Thomas Pearson, 4 points; Brian Binsfeld, 4 points; Noah Young, 3 points; Jack Knaus, 2 points; Hunter Hickman, 2 points; Casey Gohmann, 2 points; Simon Stang, 2 points.
“We played well in the second half after being down by 45 at the break (54-9). I was very proud of the way the whole team played tonight. Players were put in different roles and they handled themselves very well,” Coach Jay Klein stressed.
(Maple Lake Game) Kimball Scoring: Drew Gustafson, 28 points; Riley Miller, 10 points; Chase Gustafson, 6 points; Thomas Pearson, 4 points; Casey Gohmann, 2 points; Brian Binsfeld, 4 points.
“We played very poorly to start the game. We did not do a good job of defending their top player, who had 17 points in the first half. We played a little better in the second half and with more of a sense of urgency. Right now, we are not as focused as we need to be as a team,” said Coach Klein. (Drew Gustafson reached a milestone in the game, scoring his 1,000th career point).